[Haskell-cafe] ANN: plugins-

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Mon Apr 9 20:21:59 CEST 2012


I am pleased to announce the release of plugins-


The plugins library provides facilities to compile and dynamically
load/link Haskell code into a running Haskell application. (The
related, plugins-auto package adds support for file watching via
inontify and automatic recompilation and reloading,

There are three important changes in this release:

 1. Support for GHC 7.0, 7.2. and 7.4. We have not *knowingly* dropped
support for GHC 6.12. So, if you still use an older compiler and we
broke it.. we might be willing to fix it still :)

 2. New maintainer: Don Stewart has graciously allowed me to take over
the project. I do not have any immediate plans for big changes. But I
do plan to: keep it compiling, apply patches in a timely manner, and
deal with other minor bug fixes. I would certainly love to see some
major improvements. I believe plugins predates the GHC API and,
accordingly, does not use it as well as it could. If someone wanted to
give plugins some major love, that would be awesome. While plugins has
not much recent development, there are still a lot of people that are
using it, or would like to.

 3. the source has moved to patch-tag and darcs 2,


   patch-tag only supports darcs 2 format repositories, so this forced
me to run darcs convert to switch from darcs 1 to darcs 2 format. In
the end that is a good thing. The only downside is that I can not
directly apply any darcs 1 patches to the repo now. But I doubt there
are many floating around anyway. And I can still apply them the hard

- jeremy

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